Reception

Welcome to Reception Class 2020-21

Dear Children and Parents,

A very warm welcome from our Reception Team here at Burghfield St. Mary’s. We are looking forward to meeting you on your first day of school.  We hope you are feeling as excited as we are. We have lots of fun activities ready for you when you start school and lots of resources for you to explore.

 

We are lucky to have a large classroom and an outdoor area too. Our classroom is split into different areas and there are many things for you to play with. Outside there is sand and water, our very own climbing frame and slide, and a newly build bug hotel just waiting for you to explore. You may already have friends here at Burghfield, but even if you don’t there are lots of other children waiting to be friends with you.   We know that some of you (and parents) may be a little nervous about starting school but we are there to help you settle quickly and enjoy being part of the Burghfield St. Mary’s community.

 

Kind Regards

Mrs Eyre and the Reception Team.


WHAT ARE WE DOING THIS WEEK? – Week Commencing 28th September 2020

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

 

Matching and sorting. Opportunities for finding and matching objects that are the same. Sorting collections of objects by colour, size and shape.

Floppy’s Phonics –

We are learning the sounds – p   i   n

Communication & Language – Literacy

We are continuing with The Little Red Hen. Learning the story off by heart with actions.

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

 

Finding out ‘All About Me’.

My Special People

 

Understanding the World –  (Topic Tomorrow’s World)

Finding out about people who help us – Firemen.

Expressive Arts & Design

Painting pictures of firemen and fire engines.

 

In music we are continuing with beat and tempo and learning some harvest songs.

 


Week Commencing 21st September 2020

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

 

Continuing with counting songs and our magpie rhyme.

 

Floppy’s Phonics –

We are learning the sounds – s   a   t

Communication & Language – Literacy

This week our focus story is The Little Red Hen.

Learning the story off by heart with actions.

 

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

 

Finding out ‘All About Me’.

What makes me special? What are my favourite things?

 

Understanding the World –  (Topic Tomorrow’s World)

This week we are having a look back in time and finding out about houses at the time of the Great Fire of London, how they are look and what they are made of.

Making a large model of a Tudor House.

Discussing Harvest Festival.

 

Expressive Arts & Design

This week we are making fire pictures.

Painting with yellow, red and orange.

 

In music we are continuing with beat and tempo and learning some harvest songs.

 


Week commencing 14 September 2020

In Reception class this week we are ….

Maths

 

Learning some counting songs and a rhyme about magpies.

 

Communication & Language – Literacy

 

 

This week our focus story is Can’t you Sleep Little Bear.

 

 

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)

Finding out ‘All About Me’. Things that make us the same, things that make us different. Things that we are good at and the things we like the best.

 

Understanding the World –  (Topic Tomorrow’s World)

 

This week we are having a look back in time and finding out a little bit about the Fire of London.

We are carrying on with our Autumn theme too.

 

Expressive Arts & Design

This week we are making pictures with Autumn leaves.

We are also making some collage magpies.

In music we are learning about beat and tempo

 


Week commencing 7/9/20

In Reception class this week we are ….

 

Settling into the class, getting to know each other, the routines of the class and the key times of the day.

 

We are looking at the seasons and Autumn in particular – the colours, the animals and the changes that take place. Can you find any autumn leaves and conkers?

What is happening to the trees and plants? Why?

Can you describe the weather?

 

We are reading Owl Babies and making baby owls for our display.